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NEWS: Roman industrial area uncovered in Egypt’s Suez Canal

A fully furnished Graeco-Roman industrial area discovered on Thursday in Tell Abu-Seifi area, east of Egypt’s Suez Canal (Source: Ahram Online). An Egyptian excavation mission from the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA) uncovered on Thursday a complete industrial area that can be dated to the Graeco-Roman era. The discovery was found during routine excavation […]

NEWS: Mummy Genetics Study May Be Prelude To Widespread Genome Mapping Of Ancient Egyptians

NEWS: Mummy Genetics Study May Be Prelude To Widespread Genome Mapping Of Ancient Egyptians

(Source: Huffington Post). The ancient Egyptians could soon be getting their genomes sequenced as a matter of routine. That’s the view, at least, of the first researchers to use next-generation techniques to analyse DNA from Egyptian mummies. In a preliminary study that the authors describe as “a first step”, they detected hints of one of […]

NEWS: ‘World’s oldest port’ found in Egypt

NEWS: ‘World’s oldest port’ found in Egypt

“Archaeologists have stumbled upon what is thought to be the world’s oldest port. The harbour, discovered on the Red Sea coast, is believed to date back 4,500 years, to the days of the Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops) in the Fourth Dynasty. Teams believe it was once of one of the most important commercial ports of ancient […]